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The Docklands History Group is the leading history group for the study of the Port of London and the tidal River Thames.  Among its membership are people with a long-standing interest in port and river-history who have published widely on the subject.

The Group holds regular monthly meetings, hosts annual conferences and publishes associated Proceedings

If you would like to join the Group, please Click Here to go to the Membership page.


This conference took  place on the 20th May 2023. It was the 8th in a successful series of symposia on this subject of which four  have so far been organised by the Group.  Please Click Here  to take you to the conference page of this website for further details.

The Group organises seminars for new researchers.  We are currently looking for speakers and a programme-organiser for our  next seminar which we hope will take place in the next twelve to eighteen months.  Please go to Conference page for more details.


The Docklands History Group is now developing a programme of publications.  The second of these is: London and the Whaling Trade. Copies of our first publication, The Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames are also available.  

For further details on these including how to order and information on other publications please Click Here to go to the Publications Page.


The Docklands History Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January.  Other than when there are visits to historic sites, the meetings are usually held at: - The Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AL.

On the morning of Wednesday 3rd July,there will be a visit to the Thames River Police Museum in Wapping.  Details for booking will be sent to members.  

For full details of the meetings for this year, please Click Here to go to the Programme of Events page of the website.


The photographs which are displayed in this website are copied from the PLA Collection which is now housed in the Museum of London Docklands

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